ACBAR, the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief & Development, is an Afghan independent body bringing together 135 national and international NGOs working in Afghanistan and abiding by the humanitarian principles of independence, neutrality, impartiality and humanity.

As a collective ‘voice’ of NGOs operating in Afghanistan, ACBAR is dedicated to aid effectiveness, capacity development, advocacy, coordination, and information exchange services to address humanitarian recovery and sustainable development needs of the country.

ACBAR was created in August 1988, in response to the demand from the many aid agencies and international donors for a coordinated approach to humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan and for Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan.